Water lines responsible for shut offs


Irwin residents may soon shower without interruption from closed water valves.

Since early December, crews have shut off water throughout the building several times to do necessary maintenance, Gary Walbridge, director of the physical plant, said.

“It’s typical maintenance,” he said. “They are replacing some water lines, and so they’ve had to shut the water off to fix some connections.”

Freshman Maci Harshbarger said shutting the water off in the building has caused her some inconveniences.

“I had to go to Gessner (Hall) and take a shower once because I needed to shower before class,” she said.

Some students living in the residence hall have not experienced any problems with the timing of the shut offs.

“When they were doing it in the morning it caused some problems, but since they’ve been doing it during the noon hour, I don’t think anyone is really around,” Irwin Hall Director Aphton Riley said

Although the water was turned off frequently throughout interterm, Walbridge said he thinks the problem has been fixed.

“I wouldn’t expect any more problems,” he said. “They are pretty much done working there.”